September 10th, 2009

Early Esophageal Cancer Amenable to Endoscopic Tx

By Kelley Luckstein

Minimally invasive surgery on patients with early-stage esophageal cancer produced survival rates similar to conventional open surgery, a retrospective comparison showed.

 

“Endoscopic therapy ... appears to be a reasonable alternative to esophagectomy in patients with mucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma," Kenneth K. Wang, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and co-authors concluded.

 

MedPage Today by Charles Bankhead 09/03/09

Tags: Cancer, esophageal cancer, GI

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